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Studies show that working for extended periods of time without a break has an adverse effect on one’s overall performance.
Going on a (relaxing) vacation has immense benefits like greater creativity, lower stress and improved productivity. Taking a mental time off from work while on vacation creates a creative space inside our heads, making us work better once we are back.
Spending time in nature is beneficial for us in countless ways, and we can reap tremendous rewards by being out in the woods for just two hours a week.
Activities like a morning walk, a beach picnic, or a trip to a nearby lake can have a calming effect on the mind and don't take more than a day of our time.
Almost 65 percent of Americans work while on vacation. The main part of the vacation, unplugging our brains from the work routine is lost if we bring our work to our vacation, and makes us hate both work and our activities that are supposed to be fun.
This affects our intrinsic motivation and transforms our vacation into another stressful chore.
Studies show that when we recall our past happy memories, we reduce our stress and anxiety.
Creating memories is crucial as life goes by pretty fast and the short vacation trip may be one of the few chances we get to create lasting memories, as we go by in our mundane work lives.
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Vacations aren't only on tropical islands or a different place, sometimes it could be in the confines of your home. This is called a staycation and often provides the same benefits: an chance to rest, break from the usual routine, and time to play.
Oftentimes, it could be even more relaxing than an actual vacation because you wouldn't have to go through crowded airports, no jetlag, or fighting for a good spot at the beach.
The holidays are usually filled with joy, celebration and the giving of gifts.
Having a financial plan in place will enable you to be less stressed and get through the holidays with your fi...
Our emotions are often more intense during the holiday season. Marketers are experts at using those feelings to make you buy things.
Ask yourself what you think a realistic amount is to spend on gifts for yourself and others. It should be a number that you can realistically afford without dipping into your savings or creating credit card debt.
Then do your best to stick to your budget without getting caught up in consumerism. One strategy could be to use your travel funds. If you've cancelled a trip, you could redistribute a portion of those dollars for gifts.
Eating specific foods which were consumed in our early years can evoke powerful and emotional memories, lying dormant in our subconscious for decades. This is possible even if the food was first re...
Food memories are formed unconsciously and can create certain curious associations and preferences in our life. It adds nostalgia and emotional meaning to our recollection of the experience.
The smells and tastes of the past infuse wonder, colour and depth to our life.